Review: For their latest release, Pittsburgh Tracks has turned to Shawn Rudiman, an experienced producer arguably best known for previous releases on Applied Rhythmic Technology, Matrix and Detroit Techno Militia. There are four quality cuts to choose from, of which the muted Detroit futurism of "Works On Paper" - classic sounding riffs and spacey electronics over a rolling techno groove - and the acid-fired deep space thrust of "Switching Rails" are our picks for peak-time plays. That said, ultra-deep, daydreaming IDM closer "One More Sometime" is also superb, while "Last Light On" is a deep and driving techno box jam. In other words, it's an excellent EP.
Review: First producing in 2009, C.Scott is an MPC virtuoso inspired by hip-hop's golden era. He jumped head first into Pittsburgh's music community after having perfected his craft, maintaining a strong presence in the local electronic scene. After his 2016 debut release on Lumberjacks in Hell, this is his return to vinyl with a seven track EP on Pittsburgh Track Authority's imprint, that covers a wide variety of moods and grooves. From the soulful hi-tech jazz of "Departure", the low slung/slo-mo boogie down vibe of "Distance Fog" and the dusty late night deepness of "Daily" which is filtered to perfection and includes a remix from LA DJ/Producer Aaron Paar, who is one half of the legendary Teflon Dons.